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Menstruation, Yoga, and
T32.1 - Practical Instructions on Amaroli (Urine
Date: Sun Jun 6, 2004 8:13am
It is recommended you read from the beginning of this tantra yoga archive,
as previous lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "What
is tantra yoga?"
Q: I have really enjoyed and
learned from the wisdom you have passed on in these lessons and the main
ones. How blessed we are that you are willing and able to answer so many
questions whose answers have evaded us for so long.
I am wondering
if you know about a tantric or yoga practice that a woman can use to
minimize or temporarily eliminate menstruation. I have read in several
sources that women have practiced the (Taoist) microcosmic orbit to do so
and have thereby prevented the energy loss that comes with menstruation. If
you know of such a practice, is there one for celibates?
effectiveness of using the Taoist microcosmic orbit (breathing) for
relieving the menstrual cycle may be so, but I can't say for sure. I have
not done much with the microcosmic orbit for many years because I moved to
yogic spinal breathing methods, which are simple and effective for spiritual
transformation. These are the methods in the lessons -- spinal breathing and
spinal bastrika in particular. These, along with deep meditation and the
other practices in the lessons, will gradually expand the sexual function
upward in the nervous system, including an upward shift in energy flows in
the menstrual cycle.
Everything in the main lessons is suitable for
a celibate life, and so are the non-intercourse related methods in the
tantra group (siddhasana and solo practice), which also cultivate the
Another thing to look at that is not in the lessons
so far is "amaroli," which is urine therapy. Some amazing health benefits
can be achieved with it, including normalizing difficulties with
menstruation. You can do some web searches on amaroli and find a lot of good
Amaroli instructions can be found in
I wish you all success on
your chosen spiritual path.
The guru is in you.
Also see Lesson
Addition 74.1 on Breast Stimulation for Reducing PMS, Cramps and
Menstrual Flow. This is called the "Deer Exercise."
Amaroli Related Lessons Topic Path
Tantra Related Lessons Topic Path
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instructions on amaroli (urine therapy), see the Diet,
Shatkarmas and Amaroli book.
instructions on the methods of tantra in relation to the broad scope of yoga
practices and the enlightenment process,
see the AYP Tantra book.
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